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. >>> fast food workers across the country were protesting to get paid more. the demonstrations came a day after president obama raised the federal minimum wage. workers in 100 u.s. cities called on corporate bosses to increase wages to as much as $15 an hour. so what will that mean for businesses and for those workers? hampton pearson has the story. >> reporter: the biggest push yet for higher pay started early this morning with protests and calls for a fast food worker raise in more than 100 cities, including very vocal disruptors in pittsburgh. in atlanta. >> make our wages supersized. >> reporter: and a large crowd on the move in detroit. mcdonalds is the primary target with calls from coast-to-coast for a super siesized minimum waf $15 an hour, more than double. >> my checks alone don't pay my rent a month. my rent is 1050, i get food stamps and i'm structuraling. >> if they pay us enough money, you know, during the process of it all for what we're doing here today and stuff, then we'll be able to make, you know, pay our bills, you know, and live a descent life and stuff. >> reporter:
backlasió low-wage employeesjf to work on thanksgiving. the movement is gaining momentum. president obama called for higher wages in a speech this wu >> i'm going to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard-working americans across the entire country. it will be good for ouÑo econom. it will be goodt( for our families. >> some ec.6mmistsxd argue raisg the minimum wage could hurt the very people it'sq intended to help by killingxd jobs and pushg prices up. joiningçó me now to see discuss this further are ron unz with the higher wages alliance andÑi ken jacobs with the u.c.çg7çñrx berkeley labor center. before welp dive into the discussion, let's look at what it's like to live on less than $10 anok hour through the eyesç one fastçó food worker. >> my name is guadalupe salazar. içó work at mcdonald's forxd 18 months jfalready. i work drive-thru window doing cashiering, taking orders. >> guadalupe salazar worksfá a 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. shift at the mcdonald's in oakland's east mont mall. >> i love workingrat mcdonald's. i love@ákingjf caret( ñ the customers. t
joined the chamber of commerce. i mean, this is someone who was a runner up to be president obama's running mate. he and andy card, the white house chief of staff under president bush, they sort of did a dog and pony act in which they would go out in the country on behalf of the chamber of commerce and -- >> which is the biggest business lobby -- >> biggest business lobby in washington absolutely. >> in washington. >> a big thorn in the side of this white house. and have, you know, been giving a lot of speeches sort of -- in support of that agenda. >> in your book you quote one journalist calling bayh, "the perfectly representative face for the rotted washington establishment." another of your colleagues said he was "acting to entrench the culture of narcissism and hypocrisy that's killing the united states congress." another describes him "practically a caricature of what a sell-out looks like." i would take from your book that you don't think those depictions are too harsh. >> no, not at all. i think it's true. look, i mean, you don't have to -- i mean, i just sort of lay out t
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